© 2016 by Lynn Morin . 978 302 1360

Maj. Gen. Henry Jackson Hunt

 

Chief of Artillery Union Army 

Presentation Tea Set

Significant 19th Century antique Gorham Presentation Tea Set –
The Rare Antique Pattern “250” | The coffeepot is inscribed:
“Presented to Maj. Gen. Hunt, by the Artillery Officers as a token
of their esteem August 15 1865”.  Set presented to Union Major
General Henry Jackson Hunt (1819-1889), a famed and important Union
Brevet Major General and Chief of Artillery who served in the
United States army from 1839–1883.  This outstanding set was
presented to Hunt by his grateful Union Artillery staff after the conflict had ended and those who had managed the heavy guns were being mustered out and sent home. 

This historic Four Piece Set is comprises of a sugar cube
cellar bowl, a tea urn, a coffeepot, and a teapot. Each are
embellished repousse scrolled foliage and winding leaves along the
bodies further garnished by engraved swirled accents. Each rest
atop lion paw motif feet topped by acanthus leaves. The tea urn and
teapot are embellished with hand chased beaded accents along the
scrolled handles. The coffee and tea pots are finished with bone
handles with arching rococo scrolled accents along the tops.

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The Pieces are Marked with the mid-19th Century Gorham hallmarks,
the “250” pattern identification number, and  a maker’s mark of:”
Geo.W.Webb & Co.” | The Gorham hallmarks date the pieces Circa 1853
to 1865 | The pieces do not include a Year Mark, indicating that
the pieces pre-date 1868 when Gorham first used Year Marks |
Dimensions: (Urn) H:6.75″ L:6.25″ W:4 3/8″ (Bowl) H:3.5″ Diameter:5.5″
(Teapot) H:8 3/8″ L:9 5/8″ W:5 1/8″ (Coffeepot) H:11″ L:9″ W:4.75″ |
The Total Weight of the pieces is 2,666 grams – approx. 94 ounces |
Overall Good condition considering age and use; with minor dents
and oxidation.

 

About General Henry Jackson Hunt (September 14, 1819 – February 11,1889):  General Hunt was the Chief of Artillery in the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War. Considered by his contemporaries the greatest artillery tactician and strategist of the war, he was a master of the science of gunnery and rewrote the manual on the organization and use of artillery in early modern armies. His courage and tactics affected the outcome of some of the most significant battles in the war, including Malvern Hill,Antietam, Fredericksburg, and most notably at Gettysburg.

Price: $3,450